1. Here, however, break lines and divergences in the views came to the fore. And once again it speaks in the programme's favour that controversial debates on current political issues are not only possible, but even desired.
Irrespective of the topic, two phenomena could be observed throughout the panels:
It is almost frightening how little we (still) know about each other, about political circumstances, historical facts, social realities. This applies by far not only to the "East-West", but to the same extent to the "USA-Europe" relationship, and even to the relationship between European countries. Considering that all the participants are academically educated, politically interested and multilingual, it becomes clear how blatant this information and knowledge deficit must be in broader sections of the population around the globe.